Boxing Bootcamp with Joe Dankowski

Come learn the skills of boxing and get a killer workout in at the same time! Participants will be taught how to properly spar and punch the heavy bag. $120 for 4 classes, $215 for 8 classes.

Class Times:

  • Tuesdays at 8 PM
  • Saturdays at 10 AM

For more information or to sign up for this boot camp, email Joe at jdankowski@ffc.com.

Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff!

We’re extending a warm FFC Family welcome to our new additions to our personal training staff. We’d like to introduce Amy Fanella, Christophe Le Nicol and Joshua Heinsz! Make sure to stop by and say hi during your next visit.


Zombie Zumba – Saturday, October 31

Dress in costume and join us in Studio 2 for a special Halloween 75-minute Zumba class on Saturday, October 31 at 12:00 PM. After class we will have snacks and refreshments available. A $50 FFC gift card will be awarded to the best costume!


TGIF for Bright Pink – Friday, October 9

Help us raise awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and support for Bright Pink on Friday, October 9! Wear pink to your workout and help raise money for Bright Pink. We will donate $1 for every member or guest that wears pink to FFC East Lakeview on October 9. You can also donate to Bright Pink directly by visiting this link.


Construction Update: Elevator Reconstruction

Beginning next Monday, October 5 through December 4, the New York Private Residences will be doing extensive work to modernize and improve the elevator that services our health club. During this time, the elevator in our club will not be available for members to use. However, we will have access to take members who cannot use the stairs though the New York building up to the third floor. We ask that members who need to use the elevator please allow extra time during this period. All FFC East Lakeview members will have access to any other FFC location during this time. For more information regarding this work, please direct your questions and concerns to General Manager Jason Hammers.

Member of the Month

Member of the Month

Congratulations to William Fox, FFC East Lakeview’s October Member of the Month! We asked William about his experience at FFC, and here’s what he had to share:

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

FFC East Lakeview is my home away from home. The staff are terrific, the facility is amazing, and the classes are superb. FFC is a place that motivates me to stay fit.  

When at FFC you will find me…

Any number of places: in the pool, on the stationary bike, on the treadmill, lifting weights or in studio 2 for the Urban Athlete class with John Beale.

I workout to…

To maintain a high level of fitness and keep up with my triathlon training program. The other benefits are looking good and feeling good.


Move2Win Complimentary Session Calendar

Get yourself in motion and join us for a complimentary session to boost your mileage for our Move2Win competition!

Kick things off with a special M2W Kick-Off Challenge happening all day Thursday, October 1: the participant that logs the most mileage on Day 1 will win a $25 FFC gift card!

Then, take a look at our weekly events calendar for the rest of October!

  • Monday: Move It Mondays Cardio Workout Challenge (pick up at any time to complete on your own)
  • Tuesday: Pilates & Plyometrics from 6:30 – 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday: Pilates Chair Circuit from 9:30 – 10 AM
  • Thursday: Tread & Shred from 12 – 12:45 PM
  • Friday: Freaky Friday Zumba from 7 – 7:45 AM
  • Saturday: HIIT Bootcamp from 1 – 2 PM
  • Sunday: Sunday Runday from 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Let’s Face It Facial Package

Summer is coming to a close and the change of seasons presents the perfect time to renew your skin from the damage of summer sun, heat, and humidity. Toxins in your body are excreted through the skin – which can leave you with impurities, discoloration, and fine lines & wrinkles.  Regular facials and peels assist in the regeneration of new skin cells and help to reverse the damage caused by nature’s elements, imbalanced nutrition, excess perspiration and other irritants.

4 Seasons Facial Package

Make a commitment to your skin’s health – purchase our new 4 Seasons Facial Package which includes four 60-minute facials, plus one FREE (5 total!) facials for $325*. Only $65 per treatment!

Fit For A Man Facial

Facials aren’t just for women – learn about the benefits of our treatments and take advantage of our Fit for a Man Facial for just $70* (regularly $85!)

*Offer Expires September 30, 2015.  No two discounts apply.


Also, ask us how to save $20 per visit on facials!


spa specials

75 Minutes of Summer Spa Special

FFC September Spa Offers
It’s that time of year again….the kids (or maybe you, too!) are headed back to school and the carefree days of summer have dwindled down to an end.  Or maybe you are finally getting back to the grind after taking it easy with half-day Fridays and beach vacations.  But hold on — it’s not over yet. Summer is a state of mind!  We’ve made a way for you to create some time for yourself AND still have plenty of hours left to take care of all your other day-to-day concerns.

Spend just 75 minutes in our spa, daydream about lazy summer days and let your body find the relaxation and tension free zone it deserves….our Signature Massage is designed to do just this.  Custom aromatherapy will ground your spirit, and therapeutic massage will work out the kinks in those tired, sore muscles, leaving you feeling refreshed. Try this 75 Minutes of Summer escape in September for just $89* (reg. $105).  
*Offer Expires September 30, 2015.  No two discounts apply.

kettlebell workout

Kettlebell Bootcamp

Beginning September 28, join us for a workout that will shake up your regular routine. Learn how to use the kettlebell to enhance and improve your workouts to help increase strength and build endurance. The class is designed for all fitness levels.

Bootcamp starts 9/28 and will run 8 weeks, every Monday and Thursday from 7 – 8 PM. Each weekly single day session is $215, or you can purchase both weekly days for a total of $430. Class will be held in the Community Room, participants will meet on the 2nd floor fitness area by the kettlebells. Contact Alena Scarver at ascarver@ffc.com to for more details and to sign up.

Children's Group Swim Lessons

Children’s Group Swim Lessons

Does your child need to learn to swim or do you want to them to work on improving their skills in the pool? Classes are enrolling now for our fall Children’s Swim Lessons. Enrollment forms and information available at our front desk. For more information about classes, email our Swim Instructor, Steve Thomas, at sthomas@ffc.com.

Fall Session 1: September 12 through October 22

Fall Session 2: October 24 through December 10 (no class week of November 23-29)

  • Moms, Pops & Tots: 3:30-4:00pm
  • Beginners: 4:00-4:30pm
  • Adv. Beginners: 5:30-5:00pm
  • Swim Club: 5:00-6:00pm

Classes run Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Group Swim Lessons are $120 per session (6 weeks) or $25 per class for drop in rate.

Swim Club is $240 per session (6 weeks) or $45 per week for drop in rate.

Welcome New Staff

Welcome New Staff!


FFC East Lakeview would like to extend a huge “Welcome to the FFC Family!” to our new personal trainers Brook Sebek, Pedrag Ristic, Joey Gilmore, Brad White, Alex Rayburn and Joe Levita. Learn more and set up a free 30 minute consultation here!
We’d also like to welcome new Pilates Trainer Eileen Havlik, new Fitness Specialist Drew Holt, new Group Fitness Instructor David Hale, and new Member Services Representative Zeke Sprague! Learn more about our Group Fitness Schedule here. 

pilates classes

Fall Pilates Classes

Compliment your exercise routine with a Pilates session this fall! These classes emphasize strength and flexibility while using fluid muscle movements to correct and avoid muscular imbalance. Sculpt a lean physique and see great results. All classes will be held in the Pilates Studio. Classes are $120 for 4 sessions or $215 for 8 sessions. Contact John Beale at beale@ffc.com to register.

Pilates Reformer Groups

  • Tuesdays 7 AM with Justin
  • Tuesdays 7 PM with Joy
  • Wednesdays 9:30 AM with Joy
  • Thursdays 5:15 PM with Justin
  • Sundays 11 AM with Joy
  • Sundays 2 PM with Eileen

Pilates Force Fusion Class

  • Wednesdays 6 AM with Justin
  • Fridays 6 AM with Justin
matrix climbmill

Coming Soon: New Matrix Climbmill


The Matrix Climbmill boasts one of the toughest cardiovascular workouts on the gym floor! With 10″ deep steps, a sweat management design that directs sweat away from the user, ErgoForm Grips to allow you to stop, pause and change resistance easily during your workout and steps that lock at the lowest possible point for easy access, the Climbmill is truly unique in the stair climbing category.

Look for these additions to our facility and ask your personal trainer for more information about how to incorporate into your workout program. You can also learn more by watching this video.


Group Fitness Schedule

New Fall Group Fitness Schedule

Our new fall Group Fitness schedule begins Tuesday, September 8! Take a look at some of our new listings:

Double Spinning

This class is BACK on Wednesday nights with our newest instructor, David Zale! David will also be teaching a Thursday morning 6:00 AM Spinning class.

Iron Ride

Coming Thursday evenings with Erin Sneed! Tackle your cardio in our Spinning studio and then hit the weights for some strength training! Class is from 7:00-7:45 PM, followed by 7:45-8:15 PM FitCore!


Our newest format will be taught by Jen Dahl on Friday night from 7:15-8:00 PM. This is a barre class with bursts of intensity.

Lakeview East Festival of the Arts

Lakeview East Festival Of The Arts

Join the community for a weekend of art, music and food. For over 10 years, the Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce has invited the neighborhood to one of the most popular (and unique) festivals in the city. The Lakeview East Festival of the Arts celebration will be held along Broadway, Belmont to Hawthorne from Friday, September 11 to Sunday September 13.

Member of the Month

Member Of The Month

Congratulations to Tony Fortier, FFC East Lakeview’s September Member of the Month! We asked Tony a little bit about his experience with FFC; his answers are below.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?  

Membership at FFC East Lakeview means that I can stay in shape and work out during the hours that best fit my schedule. The fact that you are open 24/7 during the week is fantastic for me.

Where can we find you at FFC?

When at FFC you will find me…. All over the gym.  I alternate my workout to include free weights, stair master, swimming and always finish with abdominal and stretching.

Why do you work out?

I work out to avoid buying new work clothes.  I really dont want to replace things that fit today.


FFC Athletes Race in USA Triathlon National Championships!


Several of Fitness Formula Clubs’ top athletes and staff raced in the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships in Milwaukee, WI over the weekend of August 8-9, competing against over 5,000 of the nation’s top triathlon athletes. Below are the highlights from members of Fitness Formula Club’s TriMonster triathlon club who raced in the Olympic distance event:

  • 34th in Age Group – Matt Peterson
  • 92nd in Age Group – John Stender
  • 103rd in Age Group – Masumi Yoneyama
  • 105th in Age Group – Chris Navin
  • 114th in Age Group – Amanda Butz
  • 128th in Age Group – Lara Dugas

Just one day later, over 25 FFC athletes also competed across Lake Michigan at Ironman 70.3 Steelhead, finishing as the #2 team overall as part of the Ironman Tri Club competition, narrowly missing winning the team competition for a second time in three years!

FFC’s TriMonster triathlon team will be competing in several other major triathlons over the next few weeks, including the Chicago Triathlon, Ironman Wisconsin, and ITU World Triathlon Chicago. Be sure to come out and root them on with some FFC pride and support!

Want to join the team?  Contact endurance@ffc.com if you are interested in racing or volunteering and follow TriMonster Triathlon Training on Facebook at fb.com/trimonsters  for more information on races and other upcoming events.


How To Maximize Your Mental Performance



Most days require us to be at the top of our A game mentally. Whether it’s writing the perfect maid of honor speech or preparing for a medical school exam, we need our focus to be at its peak.

Here’s how to get your head in the game…

Night before:

  • Treat yourself to a mini spa service. Spray on lavender aromatherapy body mist to relax.
  • Get to bed before ten. Sufficient sleep will help you retain your thoughts.

Morning of:

  • Start your morning w/ positive affirmations to set the tone for the day. My personal favorite: “A beautiful day begins with a beautiful mindset”.
  • Walk it out. Go for a brisk 30-minute walk to get the blood flowing.
  • Add-on a mug of hot water w/ fresh lemon alongside your usual AM coffee. Here’s why: water comprises >75% of our brain, making it essential for mental clarity.
  • Hack your coffee. Add 1 tsp of cinnamon to enhance concentration + 1 tbsp of coconut oil to boost cognitive performance.
  • Load up on omega-3’s to boost memory. Make smoked salmon + avocado sprouted toast. Studies have shown that 25 grams of protein is ideal for breakfast as it helps with production of dopamine, the “focus and productivity” neurotransmitter.

Blog courtesy of Fitness Formula Clubs Registered Dietitian Jessica Dogert RD, LDN, CPT. Contact Jessica at jdogert@ffc.com

Member of the Month

Member of the Month


Congratulations to Clara Campbell, FFC East Lakeview’s August Member of the Month! We wanted to get to know a little more about Clara, so we asked her the following questions.

What does membership at FFC mean to you?

It was apparent from day one that I made a great decision when I joined FFC. Throughout my years as a member the entire staff has always made me feel very welcomed here and offered a high level of customer service. The trainers I have worked with have been top notch, and given me every training tool and motivation I need to succeed with my training goals The fitness classes which I participate in keep me interested and motivated to be here. All of this has been a godsend in the effort to improve my mobility and strength following multiple knee and spinal surgeries. In addition, I have met wonderful people at the club and a few of them have become close personal friends.

Where can we find you at FFC?

I’m not one who likes to work out on motorized machines, so you will find me in a fitness class. While Zumba is my favorite, Hydro-fit is the heart and soul of my fitness regimen. The primary reason I chose FFC East Lakeview was to engage in a water exercise program. I totally credit Hydro-fit as the reason that I have been able to restore, condition, and reshape my body beyond my wildest expectations. With the increased confidence and unrelenting motivation in what I could do as a result my fitness regimen has expanded. Other classes I love to attend are Zumba, B.A.S.IC, and Restorative Pilates.

You work out to what?

Look good in a bikini at my age. In all serious, being in the best physical condition I can has helped a great deal in coping with some of the effects of chronic illness. When I’m working out at FFC I feel on top of the world.


Fun Run!



You’re in for one mind-blowing evening of FREE, prize-tastic fitness FUN when you join runners LIKE YOU for the nation’s BIGGEST group fun run at your Chicago Road Runner Sports retail store! Enjoy 60 minutes of FUN as you run (or walk) at your own pace & collect FREE raffle tickets along the way. Then meet new friends while scoring up to $3,000 in FREE raffle prizes!

So, grab your friends, family & coworkers & join the ADVENTURE… RSVP TODAY!



Grocery Shopping Tours


Plum Market and FFC have partnered to offer you Complimentary Grocery Shopping Tours Every Tuesday in August, 6:30 – 8 PM!

Join FFC Registered Dietitian, Jessica Dogert and gain hands-on experience in how to make healthy food choices throughout the grocery store. Plum Market Old Town Chicago, and the WineBar is located at 1233 North Wells, Chicago IL 60610. Click here to register. Space is limited.


Women’s Self Defense Seminar


Alpha Krav Maga Chicago in association with FFC would like to present to all FFC members a “Women’s Only, Dangerously Cute” defense seminar being offered at the Old Town FFC located at 1235 N. LaSalle.


Sunday, August 30th


$49.00 for Krav Maga & FFC Members

$59.00 for non-members


This seminar will teach woman how to defend against would be attackers, weapon defense, rape prevention and learn many of the advanced Krav Maga techniques used by today’s law enforcement and Israeli Defense Forces.


We encourage all women to come and learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones from unwanted situations that we never expect.


Space is limited. Early registration is recommended. Call 847-279-2780 or 312-474-0210 to reserve your spot.


August Spa Specials


Life In Balance

Therapeutic massage and clinical skin care are essential complements to your physical fitness and wellness. The Spa at FFC commends your commitment to finding the balance in your life on a daily basis.   Summer Exclusive: Receive two 60-minute massages, or one 60-min Massage & one 60-min Facial for just $149 (reg. $180).

*Both massages/facials in package must be used within 60 days of purchase by one individual; non-transferable. Offer expires 8/31/15.


Spaaalapalooza Events

Receive any spa service of $25+ this month and get $5 back in Spa Bucks.


Refer a friend and we’ll give you $10 in Spa Bucks!*


Plus! 15% off Brazilian or Back Waxing, Monday thru Thursday

Stop by The Spa or go to https://ffc.com/spa/ and reserve your appointments today.


* You may refer as many friends as you like but max Spa Bucks for referrals in August is $30. Must provide a valid email address.


Chicago Sport and Social Club


In Chicago, we work hard and we play harder. Whether playing in our sports leagues or coming to an event, we’re proud to have you on our team. Check out one of our upcoming social events or get your team registered for Fall leagues before they sell out! Our Fall League offerings include: Flag Football, Softball, Indoor Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball and many more! Chicago Sport and Social Club…it’s what Chicago does.


Complimentary Injury Screenings by NovaCare

novacare-best-chicago-gym-physical-therapyDid you know NovaCare is located inside seven of our nine clubs?

During an injury screening, you can let them know if you have something major or minor, and they’ll assess you to let you know if there are things you can do on your own to improve, or if it’s serious enough to require further attention. Please don’t be shy! Stop by their table in the club during one of the following demonstration times, or stop in during normal business hours for a complimentary consultation.


FFC Oak Park Tuesday, September 8, 5 – 7 pm

FFC Union Station  – Wednesday, September 23, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

FFC West Loop – Wednesday, September 23, 4:30 – 6 pm


Stop into these locations for a walk in anytime during normal business hours!

FFC East Lakeview

  • Come into the clinic any time to sign up and be seen within a day!

FFC Halsted Street 

  • Come into the clinic any time to sign up and be seen within a day!

FFC Lincoln Park 

  • Monday/Tuesday/Thursday11:30 am – 8 pm
  • Wednesday/Friday7 am – 3:30 pm

FFC South Loop 

  • Monday/Wednesday: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 11:30 am – 8 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 3 pm



Bright Pink FitFest


On Sunday, September 20, Bright Pink® is bringing its signature event, FitFest, to FFC Union Station! Read more about the cause and the event, here!

FFC is hosting special classes* to raise funds and awareness in anticipation of the big event! 
  1. Check out all the fun options and reserve your spot by clicking on the club location below.
  2. Show your donation receipt upon entry!
  3. BONUS: Make a donation August 1 – August 9 and receive a 21-day FFC Membership to gift to a friend! (Gift membership redemption link will appear in your donation receipt email.)
Please come to any and all of the available classes, even if it’s not located at your home club!  *A minimum $10 donation is required
  • Gold Coast
    • Thursday, August 20. 5:45 – 6:30 pm. Total Body Blast Team Teach Antonio Coke and Lois Miller
  • Lincoln Park
    • Wednesday, August 5. 6:15 – 7:15 pm. Rooftop Ride with Keith Kimble and Jennifer Dahl
    • Tuesday, August 25. 5:30 – 6:30 pm. Formula 94 with Kristin Strom and Lois Miller
  • Union Station
    • Sunday, August 16. 12 -1:15 pm. Dance JAM Workout with Dominick DeFranco, Anthony May and Milton Hughes
  • West Loop
    • Friday, August 14. 5:306:45 pm. Formula 94 with David Bohn and Lois Miller

Can’t attend one of these classes and still want to support your club? Click the link below to make a donation:

FitFest is a fundraise-to-participate event. All funds raised fuel Bright Pink®’s free life-saving breast and ovarian health programs offered nationwide.
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Get in Here!

Get In Here

If you haven’t tried our Spa services lately, you’re in for a truly unique therapeutic experience. Our therapists are among the most educated and talented in Chicago and are here to help you work out those overused muscles, problem areas, chronic issues and old injuries. Whether you are going elsewhere for your massage or are one of our VIP customers, visit us in July and take $15 off any service of 60 minutes or more.
*Stop by the spa for additional specials and offers throughout the month. This offer expires on July 31, 2015 and may not be combined with any other discounts or packages.

20% Off Brazilians and Back Waxing
Make it a carefree, hair-free summer.  Come to the spa for a Brazilian or a Back Waxing anytime in July and August and you’ll save 20%.

Cool Deals this month at the Spa
During the month of July, come in for an appointment before 3 pm Monday through Wednesday, either booked online or walk-in, and receive:
30 minute Massage or Facial for $39
60 minute Massage or Facial for $69
90 minute Massage for $99
20% Off Waxing Services
Signature Vitality Treatment for just $109
*Check with your spa or front desk for availability. This offer expires July 31, 2015 and may not be combined with any other discounts or packages.

Win Lollapalooza Tickets!

Our partners at KIND are #kindawesome! Click here and enter to win a pair of Lollapalooza Three-Day General Admission Passes. Enjoy all three days of the festival and the entire lineup.
KIND is the official bike corral sponsor at Lollapalooza and they want to share some love. Join us for the following SPIN YOUR WAY TO LOLLA classes and receive a KIND Gift Bag* when you attend.
FFC West Loop
Tuesday, July 14
12 pm Spinning Interval
6:15 pm Spinning Interval
FFC Oak Park
Saturday, July 18
7:15 am Spinning Interval
8:30 am Spinning Interval
*First come first serve. While supplies last.



Member Appreciation Party!


Join us Friday, July 10 in the 3rd floor lobby throughout the day to enjoy snacks and refreshments provided by Whole Foods! There will also be a special guest DJ appearance, raffle and volleyball pool tournament! Keep a look out at the club for more details, or contact General Manager Jason at jhammers@ffc.com to sign up for volleyball.


Tips for a Better Barbeque


Summer in Chicago doesn’t last long, so bring out the grill and enjoy cooking outside for the next few months! Grilling is a low fat, healthy way to cook meat, vegetables, fruit and everything in between. Invite a few friends over and follow these easy tips to grill your way to a healthy summer.

Think outside of burgers and hot dogs
Cooking your own food gives you the ability to decrease calories and fat without sacrificing taste. Mix ground turkey with an egg, breadcrumbs, seasonings and red onions OR marinate chicken in balsamic vinaigrette before grilling. These easy preparations add flavor and nutrition. You won’t even miss the calories!

You can even be creative with what you throw on the grill. Vegetables can be drizzled in olive oil and lemon juice and tossed on the grill for an easy side dish, or fruit can be cooked at high heat to bring out their natural sweet flavors.

Our favorites: Grilled pineapple rings to put on top of teriyaki salmon OR grill halved peaches for a healthy and delicious dessert.

Go whole grain, or skip the bun altogether
Make sure all bread items say “whole grain” as their first ingredient on the label. Try a whole grain English muffin or sandwich thin instead of the whole bun. Consuming whole grains as part of a healthy diet may reduce the risk of heart disease. They also provide fiber for satiety, and several B vitamins, iron, and magnesium and energy. If you’re looking for something even lighter, wrap your burger in a lettuce leaf and enjoy your sandwich without regret!

Our favorite: Top a turkey burger with tomato and guacamole and wrap in lettuce. You won’t even miss the bun!

Make friends with foil and skewers
Tinfoil packs and skewers are two great ways to cook almost anything on the grill. Just fold the foil around your food tightly so nothing falls out OR combine meat and vegetables on skewers – place on the grill to heat up, and enjoy.

Our favorite: Combine chicken and bell pepper on skewers and marinate in honey balsamic dressing!

*When using wooden skewers, soak in water overnight or for at least an hour before grilling. Be careful when using metal skewers, they get hot!

Keep the sides light and fresh
The sides can be the real killer at parties, so make sure to keep yours light and refreshing! Try cold fresh fruit, mix up a salad with summer veggies or make a light quinoa salad for everyone to enjoy. Replace the mayo in coleslaw with vinaigrette for a lighter take on the old classic.

Our favorite: Stir together cooked quinoa, shaved Brussels sprouts and dried cranberries, top with a mixture of fresh squeezed orange juice, olive oil and red wine vinegar.
Courtesy of Amy Silver, RD, LDN, CPT. Contact Amy at asilver@ffc.com.


Chicago Sport and Social Club Leagues




Named one of Chicago’s best parties by NBC Chicago, the Volleywood Beach Bash includes energizing DJs and a featured live performance, a huge beer garden and grill, the city’s only VIP Day Club, interactive activities and of course – Chicago’s BIGGEST beach volleyball tournament.  This event SELLS OUT every year so don’t wait to register!  Click here to purchase tickets to the bash or visit http://www.chicagosocial.com/sport/2012-volleywood  to register your team for the tournament!

Join Chicago Sport and Social Club (CSSC) this summer! CSSC is the largest organizer of adult sports leagues, social events and tournaments, where 100,000 active, affluent, and connected young professionals play hard and have a lot of fun. Sign up to meet your new best friends!



Welcome New Staff!


FFC East Lakeview would like to welcome the newest addition to John’s team, personal trainer Brad White! Contact Brad for a free 30 minute consultation to see how his specialties in weight loss, post-rehabilitation and toning will work for you! bwhite@ffc.com.


Happy Fourth of July!

american-flag-best-chicago-gymIt’s summer in Chicago. And it finally (sort of) feels like it! Join us for a class or workout during modified holiday hours before your weekend of fireworks and festivities. Follow the links below if you need some extra ideas for fun to fill your weekend. Have a safe and happy Fourth!

Friday, July 3

  • All clubs close at 8 pm

Saturday, July 4

  • East Lakeview, Gold Coast, Halsted Street, Lincoln Park, South Loop: Close at 3 pm
  • Oak Park: Closes at 2 pm
  • West Loop: Closes at 5 pm
  • Old Town, Union Station: Closed

Sunday, July 5

  • Regular hours

Navy Pier fireworks
Neighborhood festivals
The Cubs are in town
And so are the Sox
Other things to do
And a few more


FREE Injury Screenings


Did you know NovaCare is located inside seven of our nine clubs?

During an injury screening, you can let them know if you have something major or minor, and they’ll assess you to let you know if there are things you can do on your own to improve, or if it’s serious enough to require further attention. Please don’t be shy! Stop by their table in the club during one of the following demonstration times, or stop in during normal business hours for a free consultation.

FFC East Lakeview – Tuesday, June 30, 5:45-7:15 pm

FFC Halsted Street – Tuesday, June 9, 5:30-7:30 pm AND Tuesday, June 30, 5:30-7:30 pm

FFC Lincoln Park – Thursday, June 18, 5-7 pm

FFC West Loop – Wednesday, June 24, 4:30-6 pm

FFC Union Station – Wednesday, June 17, 11 am – 1 pm

Stop into these locations for a walk in any time during normal business hours!

FFC South Loop 

  • Monday/Wednesday: 7 am – 7 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 11:30 am – 7 pm
  • Friday: 7 am – 2 pm

FFC Oak Park

  • Monday/Wednesday: 7 am – 2 pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday: 3-8 pm
  • Friday: 7-11 am